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Management of Prostate Cancer

A Multidisciplinary Approach

Editors: Bolla, Michel, van Poppel, Hendrik (Eds.)

  • Exhaustive review of the management of prostate cancer, covering screening, diagnosis, and treatment
  • Includes up-to-date data from clinical trials
  • Multidisciplinary approach
  • Edited by two experts with worldwide reputations who have coordinated phase III EORTC trials
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This book provides an exhaustive review of the current state of the art in the management of prostate cancer, from screening to treatment. A particular feature is the emphasis placed on the value of a multidisciplinary approach. The opening chapters address basic aspects including epidemiology, biology, and chemoprevention. The role of individual and mass screening is carefully appraised, and diagnosis, clinical work-up, and the role of active surveillance are discussed in detail. Subsequent chapters are devoted to each of the therapies that may be employed, including open and robotic laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, the various forms of radiation therapy, high-intensity focused ultrasound, cryotherapy, hormonal therapy, and targeted therapies and vaccination. Up-to-date data from clinical trials are included. The editors are members of the EORTC who have coordinated phase III EORTC trials and have worldwide reputations.

 

 

About the authors

Michel Bolla M.D. is Professor for Radiation Oncology and Oncology. He received his medical degree at the Joseph Fourier University of Grenoble and had his radiation therapy training at the University Hospital of Grenoble and the Comprehensive Cancer Centre Georges François Leclerc in Dijon. He was appointed Professor in 1986 and was particularly involved in the structuring of Oncology at the Grenoble University Hospital: Head of the Radiation Oncology Department (1997-2009), President of the Federation of Oncology (2000-7), President of the Arc Alpin Oncology Network (2002 -2009). Professor Bolla was nominated as President of the French Society of Radiation Oncology (2006-7): he was particularly involved in the definition of radiotherapy quality criteria (Plan Cancer I) and served as project-manager of the French Radiation Therapy Observatory, under the French National cancer Institute and the French Society of Radiation Oncology umbrella. After serving as Secretary of the Radiation Oncology Group of the European Organization on Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) since 1991, Professor Bolla was elected chairman of the Radiation Oncology Group (1997-2000) then member of the EORTC Board (2000-2006). The focus of his clinical research for many years is prostate cancer: indications of adjuvant radiotherapy after radical prostatectomy, combination of androgen deprivation with external irradiation for locally advanced prostate cancer, which earned him several publications on the New England Journal of Medecine and the Lancet. In 2009 the steering Committee of the 2ND European Multidisciplinary Meeting on Urological Cancers (EAU,ESMO, ESTRO) honoured him as recepient of an award for Excellence in Radiation Oncology.As regard screening, he was one of the promoters of breast, cervix and colon and rectal cancers mass screening for women (50-74 years) in Isère (1990) and he is now trying to implement prostate cancer screening in men.  

 

Professor Hein Van Poppel M.D., PhD., is the Chair­man of the Department of Urology at the Univers­ity Hospital Gasthuisberg, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, the largest urological training institute in Belgium.He graduated in General Surgery in 1980, in Urology in 1983 and joined the Academic Unit at the KU Leuven after 2 years of postgraduate training in London, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Mainz and Rotter­dam. In 1988, he obtained a PhD in Medical Sciences.  He became a Fellow of the European Board of Urology in 1992 and a full Professor of Urology in 1993.He is a board member of the European Association of Urology (EAU), and of the International Consultation on Urological Disease (ICUD).  He is study coordinator and treasurer of the EORTC GU Group. He is Chairman of the Educational Office of the EAU and director of the European School of Urology (ESU).  He is also member of the American Association of Genito Urinary surgeons (AAGUS).  He is president of the Belgian Society of Urology (BVU), Chairman of the Scientific Committee of Europa Uomo and Faculty Member of the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO). The clinical focus of his work is on genitourinary cancer management and on primary and salvage surgery for kidney, bladder, prostate and testicular malignancies.He is member of numerous scientific organisations in Europe and worldwide and reviewer for the most prominent urological peer review journals.He has published more than 200 papers as first author on uro-oncological surgery and has co-authored more than 250 other papers.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“Editors Bolla and Van Poppel, with the contributions of renowned experts, focused on the multidisciplinary approach of managing prostate cancer, and provided the reader with an exhaustive survey. … This textbook provides the reader with an excellent overview of prostate cancer and will be useful for all urologists and oncologists involved in prostate cancer treatment.” (European Urology Today, Vol. 25 (1), January-February, 2013)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Epidemiology of Prostate Cancer in Europe

    Cremers, Ruben G., M.D. (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Chemoprevention of Prostate Cancer

    Tombal, Bertrand, M.D., Ph.D.

    Pages 13-24

  • Individual and Mass Screening

    Bangma, Chris H., M.D., Ph.D. (et al.)

    Pages 25-37

  • Anatomo-Pathology

    Kwast, Theodorus H., M.D., Ph.D., FRCPC

    Pages 39-54

  • Biomarkers for Prostate Cancer

    Leyten, Gisele H. J. M., M.D. (et al.)

    Pages 55-68

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eBook $129.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Management of Prostate Cancer
Book Subtitle
A Multidisciplinary Approach
Editors
  • Michel Bolla
  • Hendrik van Poppel
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-27597-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-27597-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 334
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations, 51 illustrations in colour
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